Design File: A Collection of Color-Drenched Rooms That'll Inspire You to Pick Up a Paintbrush

Design File: A Collection of Color-Drenched Rooms That'll Inspire You to Pick Up a Paintbrush

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Katie Holdefehr
Jul 13, 2016

These dreamy, color-rich rooms are for the design maximalists among us. Each one uses bold color to make a statement, with many pushing the limits by letting paint flow onto the molding, over furniture, and up to the ceiling. Here's your daily dose of colorful eye candy.

Why not wash the walls in candy-colored pinks and peaches? Choose two sherbet hues and use them to color-block a room, like in the kitchen above from Schöner Wohnen.

This lovely hallway is from Frost Produkt, the design firm behind the shelf-light in the middle of the image (which I can't even notice, because I'm too busy admiring this gorgeous shade of green).

Entrecote, a Parisian-style bistro in Melbourne featured in Vogue Living, nails the blush pink trend, even letting the paint spill over onto the molding.

When you finally find the perfect lemon yellow paint, don't just cover the walls—coat your furniture to match, as seen above from sfgirlbybay.

If a deep blue front door doesn't deliver enough drama, let the color spread onto the ceiling, and even onto pieces of the parquet flooring, as shown on The Blog Deco.

This dream kitchen from Better Homes and Gardens balances period details— Victorian shaker-style cabinetry, leaded-glass doors, and classic Victorian green paint—with modern appliances and a wine fridge that set the room firmly in the 21st century.

Frames and floating shelves painted to match the wall catch the eye, rather than blend in. If you have paint left over after coating the wall, try this bold look from Bloomingville, discovered on Cote Maison.

(Image credit: Nina Struve)

The vibrant tablescape steals the show in this image shot by Nina Struve, seen on Living at Home, but the royal purple paint would make a dramatic accent wall in a bedroom.

If you're tempted to dip your paintbrush into Pantone's pastel trend, mix it up by layering shades of the same hue, as shown above from Dulux.

Let doors hint at what's inside. In this Parisian apartment from Inside Closet, lighter blue doors lead to a midnight blue bedroom. On the ceiling, whisper pink paint looks less jarring next to the rich walls than stark white.

Match your mustard-yellow moldings to your mustard-yellow built-ins. This bohemian home, shot by Sian Richards and found on sfgirlbybay, is worth a click-through—the homeowner even matches aqua trim and stair risers.

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